Function to select data between two characters

Hi,

I have lines in my database like the below-

Call assigned to the ABCD-NL/SALES/OFFICE01/ group by DSTN (switched in group context)

Call assigned to the ABCD-NL/ADMINISTRATION/OFFICE01/ group by DSTN (switched in group context)


I want to be able to select fields in between the first two slashes -

SALES
ADMINISTRATION

Can you help me?
dan_stanAsked:
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
Is the 'ABCD-NL/' pre-fix always the same? It will simplify your logic if it is.

I think you can use LOCATE() or other MySQL string functions to work this out.
REFMAN: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/string-functions.html#function_locate

If the first part is always the same, you can locate the second '/' index. Using this number, you can use the LEFT or SUBSTRING/MID function to pull out the string you want.
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dan_stanAuthor Commented:
SELECT SUBSTRING(SUBSTRING_INDEX(updatetxt, '/', 2),30)
,updatetxt as department From updatedb



This did the trick, not the prettiest, but it works!

Thanks
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